Last Sunday the SMUS boarding community went to mile 0 on the Victoria waterfront to participate in one of Canada’s largest fundraisers for cancer research, the Terry Fox Run. The day started cloudy but quickly into the run the skies began to clear up to a beautiful day.
To those outside of Canada who never heard of Terry Fox, he is a national hero of Canada; a young man who was diagnosed with cancer while studying in university. Instead of giving up hope, he made it his goal to run east to west across Canada to raise money and awareness to help protect others against cancer. The Terry Fox Run happens everywhere throughout Canada on the same day and we took part last Sunday in the largest Terry Fox Run on Vancouver Island.
It was a major event with numerous amounts of people lining up to run, walk, cycle, etc. the 5km course. Max Zhang finished first out of Barnacle House. But no matter how we did the course, fast or slow, everyone in the house took part. Every year the SMUS boarding community makes a donation to the Terry Fox Foundation on behalf of all of us who participated. The donation goes to fund cancer research in the hope that one day cancer may be cured.
That’s all for this post, until next time!
Photography by Rashid Al-Abri